Steve Almasy et al., CNN, April 5, 2022
A third man has been arrested on gun charges related to the violent Sacramento shooting spree that killed six people on Sunday night.
Daviyonne Dawson, 31, was arrested on Monday for carrying a gun in the area while being banned from carrying one. He has not been charged with crimes related to the shooting and police at this point do not believe that his gun was used in the massacre.
Earlier on Tuesday, police confirmed the wounded older brother of the first person arrested in connection with the massacre was also arrested.
Smiley Martin, 27, was taken into custody on Tuesday morning while still recovering in the hospital where he has been since the incident. He is charged with possession of a machine gun.
He is the older brother of Dandrae Martin, 26, who was taken into custody on Monday.
According to The Sacramento Bee, Smiley posted a Facebook Live video moments before the shooting where he posed with his sawed-off shotgun. The video has now been removed.
Police confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that a stolen gun was used in the shooting, and it had been converted to be used as an automatic weapon, which can fire like a machine gun.
Sacramento police said they are working to identify more suspects.
DailyMail.com photos revealed how the destruction spanned two city blocks, with markers indicating that more than 250 shots were fired. Police have estimated that at least 100 rounds were fired.
Police also obtained a social media post made by Smiley Martin where he is seen holding the stolen gun the day before the shooting, the LA Times reported.
On Sunday, shots rang out on the cross-section of 10th Street and K Street in Sacramento as bars and nightclubs let out. Witnesses reported a mass brawl involving multiple men.
They told police they saw men shooting from vehicles and fleeing on foot with guns in their hands.
Six innocent people were killed; homeless woman Melinda Davis, 57, Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, 31, Johntaya Alexander, 21, Yamile Martinez-Andrade, 21, and cousins Sergio Harris, 38, and Devazia Turner, 29.
Turner’s mother Penelope Scott told The Associated Press yesterday: ‘My son was walking down the street and somebody started shooting, and he got shot. Why is that to happen? I feel like I’ve got a hole in my heart.’
It’s unclear if any of them had any connection to the fight, or if they were caught in the crossfire.
Dandrae was taken to the Sacramento County Jail last night. He is due to make his first court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.
Smiley was injured in the shooting and remains in the hospital under police supervision. He will be booked into jail once he has been treated at hospital.
Dandrae’s criminal record includes charges for corporal injury on a spouse.
He is also being held on an outstanding warrant from the the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, according to inmate records obtained by DailyMail.com.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, Sacramento Police said: ‘Smiley Martin was quickly identified as a person of interest and has remained under the supervision of an officer at the hospital while his treatment continues.
‘Based on information developed during this investigation, Smiley Martin was taken into custody by Sacramento Police Department detectives on April 5, 2022.
‘Once Smiley Martin’s medical care has been completed and he is determined to be fit for incarceration, he will be booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of a machine gun.’
Police are still asking for photos and videos from the public. Since Sunday, officers say they have received more than 170 pieces of evidence.
In a statement yesterday, Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said she believes more people will be taken into custody. She emphasized the fact that Dandrae had not been charged with murder or manslaughter.
‘This individual has not been arrested for any homicide related to this incident. The investigation is highly complex involving many witnesses, videos of numerous types and significant physical evidence. This is an ongoing investigation and we anticipate more arrests in this case,’ she said.